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Today in Gaming History | 1/16/16

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Nothing new on the market today, so here’s a list of some games that released this day in years past.

Historical Releases

2015

  • Echoes+ – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Echoes+ – Steam release – Macintosh version released. (Worldwide)

2014

  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – NES version (Virtual Console) – Wii U version released. (United States)
  • Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – NES version – Nintendo 3DS version released. (United States)
  • Final Fantasy III – Android version released. (Worldwide)
  • Gomo – Ubuntu Apps Directory release – Linux version released. (Worldwide)
  • Gun Metal – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Happy Tree Friends: Deadeye Derby – v1.0.2 (initial release) – iPhone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Midnight Mysteries: Witches of Abraham Collector’s Edition – iPhone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Midnight Mysteries: Witches of Abraham Collector’s Edition – iPad version released. (Worldwide)
  • Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends – A Cause to Daikon For – PSN release – PS Vita version released. (Japan)
  • Muramasa Rebirth: Genroku Legends – Fishy Tales of the Nekomata – PSN release – PS Vita version released. (Hong Kong)
  • Rayman Fiesta Run – Windows Phone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Sid Meier’s Covert Action – GOG.com release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Sid Meier’s Covert Action – GOG.com release – Macintosh version released. (Worldwide)
  • SpellForce 2: Demons of the Past – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Unepic – eShop release – Wii U version released. (United States)

2013

  • City Connection – NES version – Nintendo 3DS version released. (Japan)
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2 – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Final Fantasy: All The Bravest – v1.0.0 (initial release) – iPhone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Final Fantasy: All The Bravest – v1.0.0 (initial release) – iPad version released. (Worldwide)
  • Gunslugs – v1.0.1 (initial release) – iPad version released. (Worldwide)
  • Gunslugs – v1.0.1 (initial release) – iPhone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Gunslugs – initial Google Play release – Android version released. (Worldwide)
  • Patchwork – Freeware release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Riven: The Sequel to Myst – v1.0.16 (initial release) – iPad version released. (Worldwide)
  • Soldier Vs Aliens – WildTangent release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Temple Run 2 – iPad version released. (Worldwide)
  • Temple Run 2 – iPhone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Zamboni – Browser version released. (Worldwide)

2012

  • Neon Zone – Initial Google Play release – Android version released. (Worldwide)
  • Rangy Lil’s Wild West Adventure – Android version released. (Worldwide)
  • Route 66 – Android version released. (Worldwide)
  • Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! – DesuraNET release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Serious Sam: The Greek Encounter – Desura release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • World Rally Fever: Born on the Road – GOG.com release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)

2011

  • Boulder Logic – ZX81 version released. (Worldwide)
  • Total Fucking Psychopath – Windows version released. (Worldwide)

2010

  • The Search for Amelia Earhart – Download release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Time Still – Windows version released. (Worldwide)

2009

  • Burdaloo – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Conflict: Denied Ops – Windows version released. (Japan)
  • Daybreak Game Company – The company acquires the PoxNora online collectible strategy game along with the development team Octopi, LLC. As part of the acquisition, members of the Octopi development team will form the core of SOE’s new Tucson studio, focusing on the continuing support of PoxNora as well as working with SOE’s Denver studio on new trading card and strategy game projects.
  • Diamond Drop – Windows version released. (Russia)
  • Enemy Engaged 2: Desert Operations – Windows version released. (Russia)
  • EverQuest II: Rise of Kunark – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal – PlayStation 2 version released. (Poland)
  • Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal – Xbox 360 version released. (Poland)
  • Mage Knight: Apocalypse – GamersGate release – Windows version released. (Germany)
  • Mirror’s Edge – Windows version released. (Finland)
  • Mirror’s Edge – Windows version released. (United Kingdom)
  • Octopi, Inc. – The company, along with its game PoxNora, is acquired by Sony Online Entertainment Inc.. As part of the acquisition, members of the Octopi development team will form the core of SOE’s new Tucson studio, focusing on the continuing support of PoxNora as well as working with SOE’s Denver studio on new trading card and strategy game projects.
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity – Wii version released. (Germany)
  • Professor Heinz Wolff’s Gravity – Wii version released. (Greece)
  • Railroad Lines – Windows version released. (Russia)
  • Remedy – GameFiesta release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • SCRAP! – iPhone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Spaceforce: Captains – Jewel case release – Windows version released. (Russia)
  • Speed Racer: The Videogame – PlayStation 2 version released. (Poland)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest – Windows version released. (Poland)
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest – PlayStation 3 version released. (Poland)
  • Theseus – v2.1.0 – iPhone version released. (Worldwide)
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes – Steam release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)

2008

  • Arc the Lad III – PlayStation version (PSN release) – PSP version released. (Japan)
  • Arc the Lad III – PlayStation version (PSN release) – PlayStation 3 version released. (Japan)
  • Blood Ties – GamersGate digital download release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Boogie Bunnies – Xbox 360 version released. (Worldwide)
  • Chocolatier – Boonty release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Hidden Secrets: The Nightmare – Download release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Kurushi Final: Mental Blocks – PlayStation version (PSN release) – PlayStation 3 version released. (Japan)
  • Kurushi Final: Mental Blocks – PlayStation version (PSN release) – PSP version released. (Japan)
  • Phoenix Simulation Software – The company has ceased trading.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl – GamersGate digital download release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Supercow – Pogo release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • TMNT – Ubisoft eXclusive release – Windows version released. (Germany)
  • The Guild: Universe – Windows version released. (Australia)

2007

  • Angkor – TryGames electronic release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars – SNES version – Wii version released. (Japan)
  • Ice Climber – NES version – Wii version released. (Japan)
  • Ikki – Wii version released. (Japan)
  • Out of This World – Interpreter port with necessary data files included – Zodiac version released. (Worldwide)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All – Nintendo DS version released. (United States)
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All – Nintendo DS version released. (United States and Canada)
  • Snowy: Space Trip – Purple Hills release – Windows version released. (Germany)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade – Windows version released. (France)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade – Macintosh version released. (United States)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade – Windows version released. (United States)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade – Windows version released. (Finland)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Collector’s Edition) – Windows version released. (United Kingdom)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Collector’s Edition) – Macintosh version released. (United States)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Collector’s Edition) – Windows version released. (United States)

2006

  • Backpacker 3: The Collection – Windows version released. (Sweden)
  • Ball Revamped IV: Amplitude – Newgrounds release – Browser version released. (Worldwide)
  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed – Windows version released. (United States)
  • Supreme Ruler 2010 – Digital download – Windows version released. (Other)
  • Undercroft – Windows Mobile version released. (Worldwide)

2005

  • Orbiter – Orbiter 2005 edition (v.050116) – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Retro-Soft – Paul Andrews, the man behind Retro Trader, draws together a team of programmers and artists, and sets up Retro-Soft.

2004

  • AH-64 Apache Air Assault – Windows version released. (France)
  • Alcatraz: Prison Escape – Windows version released. (France)
  • Anacreon: Reconstruction 4021 – v2.0 – DOS version released. (United States)
  • Armed and Dangerous – Windows version released. (Finland)
  • Bombastic – PlayStation 2 version released. (United Kingdom)
  • Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon – Xbox version released. (United Kingdom)
  • Ever17: The Out of Infinity – Windows version released. (Japan)
  • Gold Miner Joe – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Legend Entertainment Company – The company gets shut down by Atari, most likely due to the somewhat disappointing sales of Unreal II
  • Need for Speed: Underground – Game Boy Advance version released. (Germany)
  • Need for Speed: Underground – Game Boy Advance version released. (United Kingdom)
  • One Must Fall: Battlegrounds – Windows version released. (United Kingdom)
  • ReVOLUTION – Windows version released. (France)
  • Shadowbane / Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos – Macintosh version released. (United Kingdom)
  • Shadowbane / Shadowbane: The Rise of Chaos – Windows version released. (United Kingdom)
  • The Great Escape – Windows version released. (Russia)
  • Total Immersion Racing – Macintosh version released. (Austria, Germany and Switzerland)
  • Underworld: The Eternal War – PlayStation 2 version released. (United Kingdom)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Yugi the Destiny – Windows version released. (Australia)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards – Game Boy Advance version released. (Germany)

2003

  • Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium – Xbox version released. (Japan)
  • Disney Sports Snowboarding – Game Boy Advance version released. (Japan)
  • Ikaruga – GameCube version released. (Japan)
  • Magic Pengel: The Quest for Color – Playstation2 the BEST release – PlayStation 2 version released. (Japan)
  • Millennium Soldier: Expendable – Jewel case version – Windows version released. (Russia)
  • Millennium Soldier: Expendable – Keep case version – Windows version released. (Russia)
  • Mugenborg – Game Boy Advance version released. (Japan)
  • Whacked! – Xbox version released. (Japan)

2002

  • Dropship: United Peace Force – PlayStation 2 version released. (United Kingdom)
  • Dropship: United Peace Force – PlayStation 2 version released. (Germany)
  • Kobo Deluxe – v0.3 (Jack Burton version) – BeOS version released. (Worldwide)
  • Project GunViper – Freeware release – Windows version released. (Worldwide)
  • Super Sumo Wrestling 2002 – DOS version released. (United States)
  • The Nations: Gold Edition – Windows version released. (France)
  • Tropical Storm – Windows version released. (United States)

2001

  • ATCsimulator – 1.0 release – Windows version released. (United States)
  • Chicken Run – Windows version released. (Australia)
  • Croc 2 – Game Boy Color version released. (France)
  • Mega Man Legends – Nintendo 64 version released. (United States)
  • Metropolis Street Racer – Dreamcast version released. (United States)

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